It’s Philly Naked Bike Ride Time Again. Feel Free to Shudder.

Yup. It’s time for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride, or, as we like to call it: “1,000 Bike Seats In Desperate Need of Lysol and Wet Naps.” It’s Sunday, and, well, there’s going to be a whooooole lotta flesh on display. Trust us: That much nudity actually takes the fun out of it. And in some cases, will kill your libido dead.

Anyway, the PNBR site has a helpful FAQ:

Q: When is the next ride?

A: August 25th 2013 .

Q: Do I have to ride NAKED?

A: NO. PNBR is a BARE AS YOU DARE event.

Q: What is Philly Naked Bike ride all about?

A: PNBR is about: Riding together to promote fuel conscious consumption, positive body image, and cycling advocacy. Ride with us and bring your own message, too!

How about: “Put your clothes back on, hippies!” Is that a good message?

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  • dunemi

    Maybe, just maybe, they don’t get naked and ride their bikes in order to sexually satisfy judgmental onlookers. I’m sure if you put your mind to it, young Mathis, you can figure out a reason that doesn’t involve your libido.

    Feel free to consider “fun” as a possibility.

    • Joel Mathis

      Oh, sure, and more power to y’all. But I don’t think it’s ridiculous to connect the idea of “people being naked” and “sex.” I probably didn’t express myself well on this: My point is that seeing *all that flesh in place* does kind of take the sex out of it. I got carried away with my own writerly snarkiness.